Iranian students REFUSE to step on US and Israeli flags after Trump warns regime not to kill protesters – The Sun
IRANIAN students have been filmed refusing to step on US and Israeli flags during anti-government protests.
Trump has tried to protect them by telling Iranian authorities not to kill protesters who are angry over the downing of a Ukranian airliner last Tuesday that killed all 176 onboard, most of them Iranian.
The video shows student protesters at Shaheed Beheshti University deliberately walking around a painted American flag and the Israeli Star of David.
Ali Khamenei's regime is said to have painted the flags at the main entrance of the university for students to walk over as a sign of disrespect.
This is another example of how the Iranian regime's line of anti-west rhetoric is being undermined by younger generations who have a less conservative attitude.
Students have been a strong voice in protests over the weekend demanding Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's resignation over the incident.
Video has also surfaced of a young Iranian man telling reporters that Iranians love the US, but hate Trump during public marches against the assassination of Soleimani last week.
Trump has backed the protests, warning Iranian authorities 'not to kill' protesters over the weekend.
The president had previously sent a message of support to the people of Iran on Saturday evening, saying 'we are inspired by your courage' as thousands of angry demonstrators protested the regime in the streets of Tehran.
"To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage,' Trump tweeted in English and in Farsi.
"The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching." he added.
Vigils for Iranian lives lost in Tuesday's fatal crash turned angry as protesters hit out at the military blunder.
Riot cops flooded in with tear gas on Saturday night as they tried to break up the large groups outside Amirkabir University, who demanded justice.
Around 1,000 protesters chanted "down with the dictator" and "shame on IRGC [Revolutionary Guard], let the country go".
This is a stark contrast to previous protests, particularly following the news of General Soleimani's assassination, where protesters were pictured burning US, UK and Israeli flags.
While at Sharif University, crowds shouted "commander in chief, resign!" as demonstrators ripped up pictures of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Guard's Quds Force killed in a US drone strike.
Britain's ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire was arrested after allegedly "inciting" the crowds.
There are also shocking reports of flyers being distributed to students to recruit them as suicide bombers against the US and Israel.
The fliers are the most recent example of the regime's attempts to recruit jihadi's and stoke resentment against its enemies that has been common practice in Iran for decades.
Iran’s security forces have deployed in large numbers across Tehran tonight as it braces for more demonstrations from protesters angered by the downed plane.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard admitted to accidentally shooting down a Ukranian flight Tuesday as they fired ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. forces.
The missile attack, which came in response to the U.S.’s killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, caused no casualties.
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